Spotlight on: Julia Wache

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Birds, turtles and other animals like fish have a sense that human beings lack: a sense of orientation. Now, Dr Julia Wache, a 2017 graduate of the EIT Digital Doctoral School, has co-founded feelSpace, a company that produces a vibrotactile compass belt that functions as a sixth sense. It helps visually impaired people to orientate themselves and find their way. Thanks to a recent cash injection, the company has increased production and has also come up with a game. Wache and her co-founders are getting ready to take their sixth sense across Europe.

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